Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Hero Superintendent in Massachusetts Speaks Out Against the Madness

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Todd Gazda, superintendent of schools in Ludlow, Massachusetts, posted a blog that expresses the outrage that so many educators feel today as a result of federal and state meddling in the work best…

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4 Principles for Using Your Leadership Power

Originally posted on Leading with Trust:
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3…

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Introverts Are Excellent Just As They Are

Originally posted on Workplace Psychology:
For those unable to watch the video on my blog, you can watch it directly on the TED Talk website, Susan Cain: The power of introverts. Here is a great 19-minute TED Talk by Susan…

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It’s Monday!

Originally posted on Practical Practice Management:
http://youtu.be/5D11e424M_Q It’s Monday, not all people feel about their job like Mike here does.  Some of you may not like your workplace at all, but you need the job.  For those who do not…

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Difficult Workplaces

Originally posted on Practical Practice Management:
Does your place of employment make it easy to work at or difficult?  Some businesses actually make so many rules and policies for employees to follow that it makes it difficult to do their…

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Too Many Office Policies “What a Scary Thought!”

Originally posted on Practical Practice Management:
How do you create operational policies that everyone will be willing to follow? Many offices that I have worked with have had an office policy manual that would take a year to read through.…

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When Does Micromanagement Become Harassment

Two words that get used a lot these days are micromanagement and harassment. The two concepts come from different sources, but they converge in the extreme case. This article dissects the two concepts and provides some guidance for managers who,…

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